Fía Ruve is a Latin American author born in Costa Rica. Throughout her life, she has been profoundly involved with diverse forms of art such as dancing, music, drawing, writing and painting; however, in writing she found her true inspiration.
During her adult life, she has been studying in multiple universities fields related to literature. She has also explored other interests like interculturality and communication due to her desire to interact with other places, people, languages, and cultures. Fía writes fiction as well as poetry and producing new, creative, and meaningful texts is one of the main passions in her life. With her writing, she strives for people to question and generate their own meanings through her words. She aspires for her writings to express herself while relating and becoming what the reader needs or wants to see, even if they do not notice it.
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We asked Fía a few questions to get to know him better. Here’s what he had to say:
I have been writing since…
I have been writing since childhood. At first, it was mostly journaling, but it has evolved with time towards different paths.
My favorite author(s) and book(s)?
Oscar Wilde and Ambrose Bierce are my favorite authors. My favorite books are “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, “Equus” by Peter Shaffer, and “the Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
My journey as a writer:
Writing has been a very significant part of my life for as long as I can remember. It provides me with ways to communicate myself and communicate with others through creativity. For me writing not only has become a form of expression, but a mean for people to interact with my ideas and hopefully gather from the texts things that not even I had thought of before. I always try to make time to do it and progress with it, as well as attempt to write about new topics and in different genres.
Why should we read you?
I write for you specifically. For me, texts do not really exist unless they are being read by someone. Even though I usually write with distinct ideas and intentions, I want for my texts not just entertain, but to appeal for the exploration of the reader’s own mind, perceptions, and emotions. I think that my writing provides many avenues for interaction, and for each reader to obtain different meanings from it.
My favorite genre to read / write
Gothic Literature, Mystery and Suspense, Poetry, Fast Fiction, Romance
What advice would you give young and aspiring writers?
Just write, write, write and keep writing.
Here’s an excerpt from Fía’s winning story Daphne that’s now published in Wafting Earthy:
Many lovers have existed before in my life, yet no one compares to Daphne. There was not a doubt in my mind that Daphne was not only the one that I wanted, but also the one that I wished to be too. She was the most incredible being my eyes had ever laid sight on. She had something special一that something that is impossible to figure out. Her silhouette, her color, and her odor exceeded in every way her competitors for my attention, and even myself. She had it all, and perhaps even too much.
After a gray cold day of working a miserably paying job, I had made my way to go buy my dinner at the supermarket. Walking through the extended hallways searching for anything to exterminate this unstoppable appetite, my eyes caught of something that would finally satisfy me – a glimpse of her. It was the first time that she had been there, or perhaps she was there previously, yet she had never looked that appealing to the eye. Not only was she delightful, but her aroma was so potent that it invaded the whole room. The store was more crowded that afternoon, than any other day before, yet she was so radiant and colorful that it was impossible for me to ignore it. I approached a person from the staff, who told me her name was Daphne.